Sugar Hill breaking ground on veterans memorial on D-Day anniversary

Sugar Hill will break ground on its Veterans Memorial Plaza on the 75th anniversary of D-Day, the city announced.

The groundbreaking ceremony will be held across from Sugar Hill City Hall on June 6 at 9 a.m. D-Day was a decisive battle in World War II when the Allied Forces, including the U.S., invaded Normandy Beach. The battle is considered the beginning of the end of Nazi rule in Europe.

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Sugar Hill’s new veterans memorial will include monuments for the six branches of military service, a water feature and an eternal flame within a “walkable hardscape plaza space” at the intersection of W. Broad Street and Church street.

“Dedicated on the 75th anniversary of the D-Day invasion of Normandy Beach during World War II, the Veterans Memorial Plaza testifies of the City of Sugar Hill’s endless gratitude for the armed forces and for the freedoms that their sacrifices have provided us,” the city said in a release.

Sugar Hill Mayor Steve Edwards and the city council will participate in the June 6 groundbreaking ceremony. The public is invited to observe.

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